Articles by Linnea B. McCord, JD, MBA,

Linnea B. McCord, JD, MBA,, Associate Professor of Business Law at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University. Dr. McCord started teaching business law and ethics more than 30 years ago, first as an in-house corporate counsel and later as the General Counsel of a division that was part of a high-tech Fortune 500 multinational corporation, headquartered in New York and Paris. Her area of expertise is the critical role Rule of Law plays in the long-term success of economies and countries and why American Rule of Law is unique in the world.

Is Cyprus the Warning Bell

After the crisis in Cyprus, even smaller depositors lost money in Cyprus banks. This raises a troubling question: will bank bail-ins—by depositors, creditors and bondholders—become the norm in other countries as well?

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UPDATE: The Dollar vs. the Euro

The U.S. economy is finally showing signs of life, but the forecast for the next few years is slow economic growth.

2012 Volume 15 Issue 1 - By , and

D & O Policies: Greater Risks Less Coverage

An exploration of how to best maximize D & O coverage programs in the wake of recent corporate scandals.

2005 Volume 8 Issue 3 - By , and

Will Your Company’s Electronic Records Storage Withstand Legal Scrutiny?

Because of the explosive growth of electronic records, the mandate for trustworthy storage and management of electronic records is greater than ever before.

2005 Volume 8 Issue 1 - By , and

Businesspersons Beware: Lying is a Crime

In recent corporate scandals, some executives have learned the hard way that lying is still a crime in corporate America.

2004 Volume 7 Issue 3 - By , and

The Uncertain World of Trademark Dilution

Proving that a competitor’s similar trademark causes actual dilution in order to obtain an injunction against it can be an expensive and time-consuming endeavor.

2004 Volume 7 Issue 2 - By , and

Blowing the Whistle

Both attorneys and businesspeople need to be aware that Sarbanes-Oxley requires attorneys to report malfeasance by managers and employees of publicly traded companies. Attorney-client privilege may not be a shield in these cases. Businesspersons beware. Corporate attorneys “appearing and practicing” before the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) are now required to comply with stringent new […]

2003 Volume 6 Issue 3 - By and

Conversation with Galpin Ford’s Bert Boeckmann

Professor Linnea McCord interviews car dealership mogul Boeckmann about ethics in business and “the power of trust.”

2003 Volume 6 Issue 2 - By

Who’s Driving American Firms?

Corporate boards of directors need to be very proactive and diligent in order to protect shareholder interests, the larger economy . . . and themselves.

2002 Volume 5 Issue 3 - By and

Conversation with Joseph and Edna Josephson Institute of Ethics’ Michael Josephson

An interview with Michael Josephson is one of the nation’s most sought-after ethicists and Linnea McCord, Associate Professor of Business Law at the Graziadio School.

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